February 23, 1:30-4:30pm The medium of soft pastels can be used with many other media: watercolor, acrylic ink, pumice paste and Modge Podge. You’ll have 3 hours to play with them all. These materials lend themselves to Van Gogh style compositions. Mary Jane Erard will guide us through the many processes.
February 22, 1:00pm-3:00pm. At this Ladies Art “Afternoon” we will be creating HOME interchangeable signs with seasonal inserts. The sign bases are all stained/painted and ready to go. We will be painting our seasonal inserts for the “O”. These signs measure 12” x 26” and have a keyhole in the back for hanging or will sit nicely on a shelf.
December 8, 1:30-4:30pm. Just in time for holiday gift giving! Mary Jane Erard returns to teach painting pets with pastels. Sunday Dec. 8. Bring a 8.5 x 11 b&w image of your favorite animal. We’ll transfer it on to the special sanded pastel paper ($2, sold at the workshop.) Pigments and expert instruction provided. $36.
Nov. 10, 1:30-3:30pm. Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases, so they’re travel compatible. We’re offering a series of pastel classes, on Saturdays and Sundays. Check dates and specific topics HERE
October 26, 1:30pm. Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases. Mary Jane Erard is now offering a series of 4 weekend sessions. This session is: Adding Other Media for texture and depth- 10/26. Future Sessions are: Impressionist Landscapes- 11/10. Fauvist Street Scenes- 11/23. Figures and Portraits- Dec. 1. Each of the lessons can be purchased alone for $30, or the series of four for $108.
Sunday, September 22, 1:30-4:30pm. Mary Jane Erard returns to teach painting with pastels. She is an excellent teacher; each student learns pastel painting techniques applied to a chosen, traced image. Pet Portraits are a favorite subject, but animals, birds and fish have pleasing organic shapes for an eye catching image. $36. Pigments provided.
Saturday, 8/31/19 1:30-4:30pm
Mary Jane returns for a three hour pastel workshop on Landscapes. Pastel artist, Ms. Erard has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the painting successful. Pastels are creamy soft chalks that blend easily and create stunning paintings. The class size limited to 14 people. (5 students necessary to hold this workshop.)The recommended sanded pastel paper will be available for $2 per sheet. All other materials included. $36.
Sunday, July 28, 1:30-4:30pm Learn how to paint a refreshing water scene. Mary Jane Erard, an experienced teacher, returns to enable your successful image on special sanded paper. All pigments are included; sanded paper is available for $2. The workshop is $36. Five students are required to hold this class.
May 12, 1:30-4:30pm. Paint a field of sunflowers on Mother’s Day. Mary Jane Erard will conduct this workshop in pastel paints. You’ll be surprised at the vibrant colors. All skill levels welcome. Mothers receive a free sanded paper (normally $2) provided at the workshop. Join us.